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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_39.pdf

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April 1891

all day I & Br C went to funeral of Ben White's wife PM at Ceder Grove did not stay for sermon W. fine warm & Clear heard frogs Croaking in bush this evening

14 Boys Cut wood A boiled sap I went to Markham AM Helped A PM. W. very warm AM Cooler PM began to rain from east about 4 PM quit at dusk Br in law Peter Came for Esther she is to work there this summer

15 Chored & Cleaned 46 bus Peas AM Boys cut wood B took grist Pea Oat & barly Chop to Br S's & got it ground & I went to Ceder Grove PM. W. rainy AM Cloudy & drissly PM

16 I & A boiled sap all day boys cut wood, Jess Reesor helped PM for the half day that J drew logs for him. W. very fine & warm

17 H F & B went fishing to Kirkham's W Reesor & Jess Reesor went along they caught 105 got home after dinner

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April 1891

I & J split wood awhile in other bush AM. Chored hung meat in garret boys Made a boiler to boil feed with sheet Iron bottom and wooden sides. W. fine a little rain this evening

18 Boys Cut wood Jess Reesor helped I & J drew in last logs AM A boiled sap I helped PM we finished off in the bush one gallon W. showry AM very warm & Cler PM A Moore brought new Pump for well at house at other place Henry Stover & wife Called PM

Sundy 19 at home Peter Reesor's were here Charley Jones (U Drudges nephew) was here last night & today W. fine & Cler

20 Boys split & piled wood J drew 3 loads wood from other place then boys drew load straw for bedding from other place W. fine

21 H & B plowed sod at other place I & J & A took away lumber boys Caught 13 suckers in Petticoat

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